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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2017;60(1):81-88.
Published online February 10, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2017.60.1.81   
Clinical diagnostic guidelines for allergic rhinitis: diagnosis
Young Hyo Kim, Hyeon Jong Yang, Jeong Hee Choi, Dong Kyu Kim, Young Yoo, Bora Lee, Mi Ae Kim, Bong Seong Kim, Won Young Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Yang Park, So Yeon Park, Woo Yong Bae, Keejae Song, Min Suk Yang, Sang Min Lee, Young Mok Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Jae Hong Cho, Hye Mi Jee, Young Il Koh,
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
2Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3SCH Biomedical Informatics Research Unit, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Pulmonology and Allergy, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
5Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
6Department of Pediatrics, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
7Allergy Immunology Center, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
8Department of Biostatistics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
9Department of Pulmonology, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.
10Department of Pediatrics, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. yikoh@chonnam.ac.kr
11Wooridul Private Internal Clinic, Gwangju, Korea.
12Department of Pediatrics, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
13Department of Pediatrics, Sanbon Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Gunpo, Korea.
14A & A Clinic, Seongnam, Korea.
15Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
16Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Catholic Kwandong Universtiy College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
17Department of Internal Medicine, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
18Division of Pulmonology and Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
19GF Allergy Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
20Lee & Hong ENT, Seongnam, Korea.
21Cho&Park ENT Clinics, Suwon, Korea.
22Department of Pediatrics, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.
23Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. yikoh@chonnam.ac.kr
Abstract
As the prevalence and socioeconomic burden of allergic rhinitis is steadily increasing every year, it is essential that clinical practitioners diagnose and manage allergic rhinitis in an evidence-based manner. Therefore, the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology developed new clinical guidelines for Korean patients and practitioners. We first performed a questionnaire survey to address the core questions, about which clinical practitioners are the most curious. A large group of physicians (allergists), pediatricians, and otorhinolaryngologists developed answers for those questions by performing a systematic literature review and determining the appropriate levels of recommendation. In this article, we propose 11 answers for core questions regarding the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.
Key Words: Rhinitis, allergic, Guideline, Diagnosis, Diagnosis, differential
 


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